Season Preview 2020

The Australian National Academy of Music has announced its 2020 season, Nick Deutsch’s final program as Artistic Director. The wide-ranging program will open in March – with a concert of Tippett, Beethoven, Bizet, Akira Nishimura and Stravinsky, as well as the Australian premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s satirical Marche fatale– and the climax will be an epic Beethoven string quartet odyssey.

“When I joined ANAM I thought it was one of Australia’s best kept secrets,” says Deutsch. “I now know it to be a school of international reputation and standing, staffed by a truly outstanding faculty. Above all, I appreciate and value its commitment to excellence and artistic integrity at all levels. Our partnerships with organisations. such as Berlin Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Bavarian State Oper are testament to this standing as well as regular side by side partnerships with leading Australian and New Zealand orchestras and ensembles such as the Australian World Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.”

Violinist Hana King. Photo © Pia Johnson

Throughout the year, the musicians will have...